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Currancy exchange

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Currancy exchange

Three years ago I was in London and I used a Currency Exchange Kiosk in Covent Garden (at that point it was little more than a gentleman with a desk and a window) to exchange dollars for Pounds. He was the best rate I had seen anywhere and he did not charge an exchange fee. I am coming back to London with friends and wanted to see if he/they are still there. I cannot remember what his business was called but wanted to see if anyone knew who I was referring to and if they are still available. Any other advice as to where to exchange cash would be welcome information. I feel like the banks and the Currency Exchange in the airports give terrible rates and their fees are way too high.


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Just use your card in an ATM.

That is the best way to get local currency, these days....

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Yep, use your debit card at an ATM, no reason to spend extra time and money using an old fashioned currency exchange desk.

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Do you know what it would cost you to withdraw pounds using your debit card? www.thomasexchangeglobal.co.uk/index.php generally offers a markup of less than 2% when converting dollars to pounds. That is a better rate than some US debit cards offer for ATM withdrawals in Europe.

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Don't use exchanges at airports unless you buy in advance.

Don't use Bitcoins unless you like a bit of a gamble.......

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